Lithgow's Pia Lambert has been nominated for Nurse of the Year and Cindy Partridge for Midwife of the Year.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District said it is proud to have two finalists at the 2020 NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.
Both nominees said they're honoured to have been acknowledged for their clinical practice and leadership.
As Acting Clinical Nurse Unit Manager at Lithgow Community Health Centre, Pia's exceptional leadership skills have seen her lead the nursing team with confidence, professionalism and calm precision during difficult times.
Pia has supported Lithgow's Primary Care and Community Health Chronic and Complex nursing team to continue their nursing service for the community, while ensuring staff safety, during the 2019 Lithgow bushfires and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
"I was surprised but absolutely delighted to hear of the nomination," Pia said.
Pia said her passion for nursing is matched by her colleagues.
"The team of community nurses at Lithgow is a very close-knit and supportive one," she said.
"They're very passionate about the care of their clients and each other and are embedded in this community."
This year's awards will be a virtual ceremony with winners announced on Thursday, November 26.